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'My husband blamed me': Myanmar's Rohingya abandoned after rapes

Rohingya Muslim Ayamar Bagon has lived on handouts since her husband left her after she told him she was gang-raped by Myanmar soldiers in the ...

High noon in Venezuela with strike then vote

Venezuela is hurtling toward a high-stakes political confrontation this week pitting an increasingly isolated President Nicolas Maduro against an opposition scenting blood. On Wednesday and ...

Cardinal Pell denies abuse charges in Australian court

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell, a top advisor to Pope Francis, denied all charges of historical sexual abuse Wednesday at his first appearance in ...

Leo and Kate will be your date, for the right price

Ever yearned to swap tales of the sea with "Titanic" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet? Well strap on your life jacket, because the pair ...

Tillerson staying on as top US diplomat: official

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson does not plan to step down, the State Department said Tuesday, quashing reports citing differences with the White House. Since ...

Cardinal Pell arrives for Australian sex abuse court hearing

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell arrived for his first appearance in an Australian court on historical sex abuse charges Wednesday, facing a huge media ...

Ledecky wins historic 12th worlds gold as records tumble

Katie Ledecky made history on Tuesday by becoming the first woman to win 12 world swimming championship gold medals, as world records were sent tumbling ...

Gene therapy helps dogs with muscular dystrophy, humans next?

Researchers have used gene editing to reverse symptoms in dogs of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) -- a muscle-wasting and life-shortening disease that affects one in ...

10,000 flee as wildfires rage in southeast France

At least 10,000 people, including thousands of holidaymakers, were evacuated overnight after a new wildfire broke out in southern France, which was already battling massive ...

US Senate advances health care bill, tough debate looms

Donald Trump's drive to abolish Obamacare scraped through a key Senate vote Tuesday, with John McCain coming to the US president's rescue in a dramatic ...

Scientists divulge latest in HIV prevention

A far cry from the 1990s "ABC" campaign promoting abstinence and monogamy as HIV protection, scientists reported on new approaches Tuesday allowing people to have ...

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

A US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in the Persian Gulf Tuesday after it approached within 150 yards ...

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

A five-month legal battle over the fate of a terminally-ill British baby that drew the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump has ...

'Libyan rivals committed to ceasefire, elections'

The two principal rivals in conflict-ridden Libya, who are to hold French-brokered talks Tuesday near Paris, are committed to a ceasefire and elections "as soon ...

Hunt for Swiss chainsaw attacker widens

Swiss police issued an international arrest warrant on Tuesday for a chainsaw-wielding attacker who remained on the run after wounding multiple people in an office ...

Rival Libyan leaders back ceasefire, elections at France talks

The two main rivals in conflict-ridden Libya agreed Tuesday to a ceasefire and committed to holding elections that French President Emmanuel Macron said would take ...

Trump attacks US attorney general as weak on Clinton emails

US President Donald Trump attacked Attorney General Jeff Sessions again on Tuesday, calling him "VERY weak" in pursuing intelligence leaks and failure to go after ...

N. Korea official: 'We don't care' about US travel ban

Washington's ban on US citizens travelling to North Korea will have no effect on the country's tourism industry and Pyongyang does not care about it ...

Pakistan victims call for attack masterminds to hang

Anger was growing in Pakistan Tuesday as the grief-stricken relatives of 26 people killed by a suicide bomber in Lahore a day earlier buried their ...

Man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' in Spain knife attack

A knife-wielding man shouting "Allahu Akbar" entered the border post between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla on Tuesday, threatening police who wrestled him ...

Rescuers fear dozens trapped in Mumbai building collapse

Rescuers were frantically searching for up to 40 people feared trapped in a four-storey building that collapsed Tuesday in India's financial capital of Mumbai, officials ...

Japan aims to reduce suicides by 30% in 10 years

Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 percent over 10 years, with the government Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours ...

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of ...

McCain to return to US Senate as health vote teeters

US Senator John McCain returns to Washington on Tuesday for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer, his office announced, in order to ...

Israel removes holy site metal detectors as Muslims continue boycott

Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site Tuesday after their installation triggered deadly violence, but Muslim worshippers kept up a boycott, ...

Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used ...

Hundreds battle wild fires across southern France

Hundreds of firefighters were battling blazes across southern France on Monday, with one inferno spreading across 900 hectares of forest and threatening homes on the ...

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Senate Republicans face a do-or-die vote Tuesday to launch a new Obamacare repeal effort, as confusion reigns over what path President Donald Trump's party will ...

Even a slight drop in US measles vaccinations could triple cases

Even a slight drop in the number of children receiving measles vaccinations could triple the number of cases of the disease, according to a US ...

Candidate AIDS vaccine passes early test

The three-decade-old quest for an AIDS vaccine received a shot of hope Monday when developers announced that a prototype triggered the immune system in an ...

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end legal fight

The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment in a ...

Colombia's FARC rebels will launch as political party on September 1

Colombia's leftist FARC rebels announced Monday they will launch as a political party on September 1, a major step as the group transitions into civilian ...

Blast kills at least 26, injures dozens in Pakistan's Lahore

An explosion claimed by the Pakistani Taliban killed at least 26 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of ...

Parents of terminally-ill UK baby end fight for US treatment

The parents of British baby Charlie Gard on Monday abandoned their legal fight to take their son to the United States for experimental treatment in ...

Kushner denies collusion, insists 'all actions were proper'

Donald Trump's son-in-law and top White House advisor Jared Kushner denied colluding with Moscow to sway the 2016 election Monday, insisting a string of undisclosed ...

Blast kills at least 20, injures dozens in Pakistan's Lahore

An explosion killed at least 20 people and injured dozens in a busy vegetable market in the Pakistani city of Lahore Monday, officials said, but ...

Swiss police hunt for chainsaw attacker

Swiss police were searching Monday for a man who went on a rampage while armed with a chainsaw in an attack police said was not ...

Greece attempts bond comeback after 3-year absence

Greece will make its first return to the debt markets in three years on Tuesday, testing the waters to see if it can begin to ...

Polish govt presses on after president vetoes contested court reforms

Poland's governing conservatives on Monday vowed to press on with judicial reforms, even after the president used his veto following huge street protests and threats ...

China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member

The Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into a Politburo member who was once seen as a contender for a top leadership ...

Kushner says met Russians four times, denies collusion: US media

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on Monday said he had four contacts with Russian officials but denied any collusion to help his father-in-law Donald ...

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Monday vetoed controversial judicial reforms that had prompted huge street protests and threats of unprecedented EU sanctions. The veto came ...

Turkey journalists reject 'terror' claims as trial opens

Staff from one of Turkey's most respected opposition newspapers on Monday rejected as absurd "terror" charges laid against them, on the first day of a ...

Injectable AIDS drug may work 'as well' as pills: study

A two-drug cocktail injected every month or two may be just as effective as a daily pill at keeping the AIDS virus under control, said ...

South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission: study

A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the AIDS virus into long-term remission -- almost nine years and counting -- ...

UN says Jerusalem crisis must end as Trump sends envoy

The UN warned Monday that the crisis over new security measures at a volatile Jerusalem holy site must be swiftly resolved, as a top US ...

At least 26 killed in Kabul car bomb claimed by Taliban

At least 26 people were killed and 41 wounded Monday after a Taliban-claimed car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees through a Shiite neighbourhood ...

Britain's Johnson compares Maori greeting to headbutt

Britain's gaffe-prone Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson likened a traditional Maori greeting to a headbutt Monday while visiting indigenous leaders in New Zealand. Johnson opened his ...

At least 8 killed in Kabul car bombing: ministry

At least eight people have been killed and ten wounded after a car bomb rocked western Kabul on Monday, an official told AFP, the latest ...

The 'Sharknado' phenomenon: making America bait again

With its airborne sharks, over-the-top gore and endless cheesy cameos from fading stars it ought to have flopped -- but the viral "Sharknado" franchise shows ...

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Venezuela's angry opposition called Sunday for a boycott of an upcoming vote that it dismisses as a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to ...

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives: AIDS meeting

Leaders in the fight against HIV on Sunday urged the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject "draconian" funding ...

Jihadists take control of major Syrian city

Jihadists on Sunday took Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, strengthening their grip over the northwestern city and its province, one of the last ...

Froome wins fourth Tour de France, 'honoured' to be with greats

Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen on Sunday ...

US Congress to vote on Russia sanctions, tying Trump's hands

The US Congress is poised to approve tough new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea this week after reaching a compromise deal, which the ...

Nine suspected migrants found dead in overheated Texas truck

Nine suspected migrants were found dead Sunday after being packed inside an overheated truckdiscovered in a Walmart parking lot in Texas, and 30 others were ...

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday began a key visit to the Gulf region aimed at defusing the standoff around Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no ...

Eight bodies found in truck in Texas parking lot

Eight people were found dead Sunday inside a truck in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas in what police said appeared to be ...

Israel under pressure over holy site, shooting at Amman embassy

Israel faced mounting pressure Monday over tougher security at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site after a shooting at its embassy in Jordan raised further concerns ...

Erdogan heads to Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday embarked on a key visit to the Gulf region aimed at defusing the standoff around Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no-one ...

New White House communications boss deletes tweets Trump would not love

Donald Trump's new communications chief has deleted tweets in which he shared views contrary to the US president's own, saying they were a distraction. The ...

William and Harry had 'short' chat with Diana on day she died

Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry have revealed they talked to their mother Princess Diana on the day she died and that the "short" conversation ...

Germany's Gay Pride march celebrates same-sex marriage law

Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage. This ...

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police ...

Froome on brink of fourth Tour de France crown

Chris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday's 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took ...

German jihadi girl arrested in Iraq: Berlin

A German 16-year-old girl suspected of joining the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul, a German judicial source said Saturday. ...

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces Saturday as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures ...

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing ...

Russia says agrees safe zone mechanism with Syrian rebels

Russia's defence ministry said Saturday that its officials had signed a deal with moderate Syrian rebels at peace talks in Cairo on how a safe ...

Philippines to extend martial law in south until year end

The Philippine Congress on Saturday voted to extend President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of martial law in the south until the end of the year to ...

US strike kills 16 Afghan policemen in Helmand province

A US airstrike has killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, the latest setback to Washington's efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country. ...

David Lynch is the surreal deal, say 'Twin Peaks' cast

The cast of David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" revival show gushed Friday about how much they loved working with the enigmatic filmmaker -- and revealed some ...

Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not

At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, ...

Police chief resigns amid uproar over killing of Australian

The police chief in Minneapolis resigned Friday amid an uproar over the death of an Australian woman who had called to report a possible sexual ...

US attorney general discussed Trump campaign with Russia envoy: report

Embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed campaign-related issues with the Russian ambassador to Washington during the presidential race -- something Sessions has insisted he ...

Qatar emir ready for Gulf crisis talks with conditions

Qatar's ruler said Friday that the Gulf emirate is ready for talks to resolve a diplomatic crisis with a Saudi-led bloc so long as his ...

Philippine MPs to vote on martial law extension bid

The Philippine Congress opened a special session Saturday to vote on President Rodrigo Duterte's bid for an extension of martial law in the south to ...

'Mystery' signal from space is solved. It's not aliens

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery of peculiar signals coming from a nearby star, a story that sparked intense public speculation this week that perhaps, ...

Fears mount over Venezuela as death toll passes 100

International fears over Venezuela's growing unrest soared on Friday as prosecutors said the death toll in months of anti-government protests had passed 100, and a ...

White House spokesman Spicer out in shake-up

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday in protest at a major shake-up of Donald Trump's scandal-tainted administration, as pressure mounted from a ...

Dali's trademark moustache intact at '10 past 10'

Surrealist master Salvador Dali's trademark moustache is in perfect shape in its "ten past ten" position, officials said Friday, a day after his remains were ...

Death toll in Venezuela protests since April reaches 100: prosecutors

The death toll in anti-government protests in Venezuela since April has reached 100, after a third death was reported from a day-long nationwide strike against ...

Germany cannot scare Turkey with 'threats': Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that ...

US confirms N. Korea travel ban after Warmbier death

The United States confirmed Friday that it plans to ban its nationals from traveling to North Korea, in the wake of the death of an ...

Researchers mourn killing of Cecil the lion's cub

A trophy hunter in Zimbabwe has shot dead a cub of Cecil the lion whose death in 2015 caused worldwide outrage, researchers tracking the pride ...

Gifts to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II go on display

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is putting gifts received from world leaders on display at Buckingham Palace, with the eclectic collection including presents from the likes ...

Deadly stabbing, clashes as tensions rise over Jerusalem holy site

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and clashes left three Palestinians killed Friday as tensions rose over new security measures at a highly sensitive Jerusalem ...

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Israeli police said they were barring men under 50 from entering Jerusalem's Old City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose over new security measures ...

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

Toppled Thai premier Yingluck Shinawatra was mobbed Friday by well-wishers, many bearing red roses, as she arrived for what could be the final hearing of ...

Two killed in 6.7-magnitude quake off Greece and Turkey resorts

At least two people were killed on the Greek island of Kos Friday when a magnitude 6.7 earthquake shook the popular summer resort holiday destinations ...

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds ...

'Syrian Billy Elliot' dances his way to a new life

From Palmyra to Paris:"Syrian Billy Elliot" Ahmad Joudeh is set on showing the real image of his nation and erasing the horrors of the Islamic ...

Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal, was found dead ...

Homecooked meals, ice cream offer relief from Syria Raqa fight

On a day off from the Raqa front line, Syrian fighter Iskandar was busy chopping up chicken and garlic cloves for a steaming pot of ...

Trump lashes out as presidency hits six-month mark

Donald Trump hit the six-month point of his turbulent presidency Thursday in combative style -- lashing out at his own attorney general over the probe ...

US, European police say 'dark web' markets shut down

US and European police on Thursday announced the shutdown of two huge "dark web" marketplaces that allowed the anonymous online trade of drugs, hacking software ...

Thousands protest controversial Polish court reform

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Poland Thursday after lawmakers adopted a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite the threat ...

US attorney general plans to stay on despite Trump rebuke

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he intends to stay in his job despite blistering criticism from President Donald Trump over the top law ...

Google Street View finally captures missing Austria

Google's Street View cars on Thursday started taking images in Austria, the only EU country along with Germany to remain largely absent from the popular ...

EU calls for British 'clarity' over Brexit

The EU's Brexit negotiator urged Britain on Thursday to provide more clarity on key issues after the second round of talks wrapped up in Brussels ...

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